Dr. Tona McGuire is a Clinical Psychologist whose work focuses primarily on children, teens, and families. She was formerly the Associate Head of the Consultation and Liaison Division at Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Seattle Washington, and is currently Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington, School of Medicine. She sub-specializes in the area of Pediatric Psychology, and enjoys helping children and families who are dealing with the psychological impact of illness and chronic medical conditions. She has served as psychological consultant to the Departments of Hematology/Oncology, Nephrology and Rehabilitation Medicine while at CHRMC, and also worked extensively with cystic fibrosis, neuro-developmental disorders, and chronic pain. She often consults with families around the impact of death and grief on children and families. She has presented her work in these clinical areas locally and internationally, and has written articles for both professional journals and textbooks. In addition to her specialty interests, Dr. McGuire works with common childhood issues such as poor academic performance, depression and anxiety and behavioral problems. She uses a cognitive-behavioral approach along with other therapeutic interventions as indicated.
Areas of interest and expertise include the following:
Dr. McGuire can be reached at (425) 481-5700, press 4 at menu.